Qualcomm revealed yesterday that it expects 28nm chip supply issues will continue throughout the year, despite that the firm is now engaged with four foundries at that node.
Qualcomm executives said a tight supply of 28-nm capacity continues to drag on the company's sales amid strong demand for 28-nm devices. The comments on the state of 28-nm supply came following Qualcomm's fiscal third quarter financial report, in which the company came up short of analysts' estimates for sales and profit. Qualcomm (San Diego) also trimmed the high end of its guidance for the fiscal year, which closes in September.
Steve Mollenkopf, Qualcomm's president and chief operating officer, said Qualcomm expects the 28-nm capacity/demand gap to be alleviated by the end of Qualcomm's first quarter of fiscal 2013, which closes in December. "In the beginning of the [December] quarter we [will] still have a gap that we need to deal with, but it [will improve] throughout the quarter. We think it matches up toward the end."